J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Jim Jenkins has assisted clients in hundreds of transactions involving corporate mergers and acquisitions, and the acquisition and disposition of physician group practices, surgery centers, hospitals and managed care plans. Over the last 10 years, Jim has led deals with a combined value of over $40 billion.
His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions of both public and private acquirors and targets, public equity and debt offerings, private placements of securities, and strategic relationships, such as joint ventures and corporate partnerships. Jim also provides advice on operational matters and counsels clients on a variety of other corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance.
His practice includes:
- Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions & Dispositions – Counseling on a wide variety of business combinations and other related transactions whether acquisitions, business combinations, joint ventures, strategic investments, syndications, restructurings, workouts or dispositions.
- Healthcare Finance – Coordinating financing transactions for issuers, underwriters and purchasers including public debt and equity, private placements of securities and private equity investments.
- Corporate Governance – Advising boards, directors, officers and other executives on contracting, regulatory, disclosure and operational concerns.
Jim previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee, as chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice (2011-2015), and as the firm’s hiring partner.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Nashville Health Care Council — Leadership Health Care
Media Mentions & Firm News
Chambers USA — Healthcare (2014-2023)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law (2007-2024)
Best Lawyers®— Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2022); Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2017)
Nashville Medical News “InCharge Healthcare” (2014-2021)
The Ambulatory M&A Advisor — Leading Lawyer Award (2016-2017)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2009)
SMU Law Review Association — Research Editor (1992-1994)